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Caladenia moschata at Bruce Ridge - 14 Oct 2016
Caladenia moschata at Bruce Ridge - 14 Oct 2016
Caladenia moschata at Bruce Ridge - 14 Oct 2016
Caladenia moschata at Bruce Ridge - 14 Oct 2016
Caladenia moschata at Bruce Ridge - 14 Oct 2016

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia moschata 14 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia moschata 14 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Unidentified 14 Oct 2016 jksmits

6 comments

jksmits wrote:
   14 Oct 2016
Last year I got heaps of moschata at my sites, this year they are IDing as ustuluta. What exactly is the difference?
MattM wrote:
   14 Oct 2016
I typically work it out by looking at the labellum. If there are "teeth" running the entire length, it's C. ustulata; if the "teeth" stop half way and the labellum smooths out, it is another species. I can't recall other features to describe moschata other than it flowers later. Many orchids seem to be a week behind last year which probably explains why you have different IDs this time.
TonyWood wrote:
   14 Oct 2016
C. ustulata have stalked calli on the labellum side lobes. C. moschata have teeth that don't run the full length. It flowers slightly earlier than C.ustulata. As Matt says flowering times seem to be about a week later this year, probably the result of cool damp weather.
CathB wrote:
   15 Oct 2016
I think Tony meant to say that ustulata flowers earlier than moschata, which is why most of the sightings so far this year have been ustulata, and moschata is just starting to appear.
TonyWood wrote:
   15 Oct 2016
Yes, thanks Cath
jksmits wrote:
   15 Oct 2016
Thanks you three, very helpful. I have no have both at one site so will be extra careful (orchid surveys).

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  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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